Opinion on Flickr


Flickr is undoubtedly a fantastic photo sharing site. It offers a large amount of storage, and is great for sharing photos with other photography aficionados. The only problem with Flickr right now is it is still owned by Yahoo.

For anyone who is using Flickr like me, regularly. I would suggest changing your password, of course, immediately to a strong password with symbols, numbers, and lower/upper case letters. Additionally, enable 2 step verification. This way, you will need to verify yourself using your phone, to login.

I think Yahoo, SHOULD spin Flickr off and sell it to either like Microsoft or Google. It is again, an excellent photo sharing site, and I continue to use it today. It is disappointing it has to be connected to an irresponsible company and one that’s an anachronism.

What do you think?  Are you still using Flickr and plan to keep using it? Do you think Flickr should be spun off? 

Comments (13)

13 responses to “Opinion on Flickr”

  1. 5172

    I absolutely love Flickr.  It offered something unique, and still does, for people who love photography and making connections in relation to their photos.  Flickr has given me some of my best internet experiences in over 20 years of amazing internet experiences.

  2. 230

    I've moved to imgur.

  3. 5027

    I have hoped for Microsoft to buy Flickr for years, to save it from the incompetence of Yahoo! , but I think it is to late now. They more or less destroyed Flickr 2013 when they messed up the design, features, storage and more or less spit pro users in the face.

    Flickr still has some potential, but that has become less and less relevant the longer Yahoo owns it.

  4. 5477

    Does anyone here have suggestions for alternatives to Flickr, that is suited for photography aficionados/enthusiasts? I have a friend that uses Pbase, but I don't know of any good alternatives off hand. 


  5. 3025

    I agree with you completely on this. I'm not fond of the connection with Yahoo, but I do consider Flickr to have a unique place in the photo sharing ecosystem. I hadn't used Flickr in a long time but came back to it recently and now use it daily. I don't have any IRL friends that still use Flickr, but there is still a strong community there.

    Personally, for a photography-focused site, I like that it is desktop based and not mobile-first (or only). That might date it, but I'm processing photos on my desktop and enjoy looking at them on the larger screens. Also, having EXIF data and GPS data helps me understand the technical details of a photo and learn. Finally, the groups mechanism is much more natural for me than something like the hashtag organization on Instagram.

    There's certain types of my pictures that will go to Instagram of Facebook, but I see Flickr as the sweet-spot for the features I look for, including other enthusiast sites. It's a shame that its popularity is waning and it's attached to Yahoo (and those two things are likely related).

    So yes, I still use it and plan on keep using it. And yes it should be spun off.

  6. 9596

    I'm looking for the alternate of Flickr. Does anyone know about it?

  7. Pet jghgjh

    This website allow so easily to get the how to hack someones snapchat password and peep into other account easily.

  8. 10632

    I can't disagree that it's an excellent photo sharing site. I also use it and it seems to me that selling it to companies such as Microsoft or Google wouldn't be a bad idea. As it's not a bad idea to take injectable steroids to make your body hot and relief. It's normal to want something more, progress